Monday, June 08, 2009
We were so excited to get Joel's family's piano about a week and a half ago. It's so wonderful to have a piano in the house again. We love it.
This piano belonged to Joel's grandparents here in Brazil. They lived in Sao Paulo state...a couple of states south of us (in a little town called Matao). When Joel's parents moved to Goiania (a while after Joel's grandparents were killed in a car accident), they took the piano with them. When they left to go to the United States back in the mid-90s, they entrusted the piano with some family friends (who refurbished the piano a bit)...with the understanding that if family came back to Brazil, the piano would go to them.
Well, we are that family. ;) In the first house that we lived in here at the seminary, there was already a piano there, so we didn't need to get this one yet. But now...here we are, with the piano that Joel learned to play on...and his dad and aunts before him learned to play on...and the piano that his grandparents played. It's so very special to be able to have an 'heirloom.' That's never the case here that we are able to have something that belongs to the family...no hand-me-down furniture, no special somethings passed down from generation to generation, etc. We are not privy to such sharing. ;) But, we have this. And we are super excited.
The 4th generation of Ebersoles will soon learn to play on this piano. We are very grateful.
The piano came and so did a piano tuner. Nice. The kids loved watching it all.
The tuner doing his thing. I love the way it looks inside.
Eissa went to the piano, asked for the hymnbook, and then asked me to take a picture ("pitcha me? pitcha me, Mama?"). :)
Little walking Cass being serenaded. ;)
We got some of my family's old pictures framed. But, I'll talk more about that another time. They look REALLY great above the piano though. Love it!
Grady trying out his great-grandparents' piano. :) So cool.
Eissa had the camera and I didn't know it. She captured some of what the piano sounds like. Disclaimer: I hadn't really played in years. ;)
Eissa entertaining us. She first sang "America, America" (as in the chorus of "Oh, Beautiful")...the older kids sing that during our homeschool. ;) Then she just sang about whatever she saw or thought of. For instance, when she looked over and saw Grady laying on the floor and sang about Grady being tired. ;) Ha ha ha. Very entertaining.